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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) is pictured during a visit to the RCSI in Dublin.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The controversy over the governance and ownership of the new national maternity hospital when it moves from Dublin’s Holles Street to a site at the St(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said: “Let us face it, there have been horrific practices in America and elsewhere, with body parts being procured and sold for research.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

As the 11th vote of the day was called at 11.36pm, the Minister for Health Simon Harris paced the floor of the Dáil chamber, typing furiously on his p(...)

Speaking to the Dáil of her experience in prison, Deputy Bríd Smith said: ‘I didn’t commit a crime, it was a civil action in case anyone thinks I’m a robber.’ File photograph: Collins

An opposition TD has spoken about her time in prison as the Dáil passed the social welfare legislation that gives effect to the provisions and payment(...)

From right to left: Dr Pierre Marie Aubert, co-ordinator of the European Agriculture Initiative, Prof Valerie Masson-Delmotte, co-chair of UN Working Group 1 for the IPCC report, Georgina Teslary, Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore, Elaine Nevin, Eco-UNesco’s national director, Edward Tierney, DFEI Dun Laoghaire, and Prof Peter Thorne, director of Icarus at the  Royal Irish Academy.   Photograph: Jenny Barker

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Ireland’s current commitments on climate change fall far short of what is required if global warmi(...)

Former Garda press officer Supt David Taylor (left) and former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan Photographs: Cyril Byrne/Brenda Fitzsimons

The State’s provision of legal representation to former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan in the Garda whistleblower case does not mean the State wil(...)

Green Party: Pippa Hackett, Eamon Ryan and Grace O’Sullivan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Bill proposing the setting up of a “just transition” process to support workers and communities forced to make the transition from a fossil-fuel eco(...)

A Woman’s Place: Noel Murphy’s portrait of the 53 women serving in the Oireachtas also includes Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to Westminster and Dáil Éireann

“Do you want me to smile?” Lisa Chambers asks. There may be slightly more concern in her question, while posing for a photograph, than that of an arti(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan speaks to the crowd outside Leinster House during a demonstration demanding action to tackle climate change. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Climate change is “a challenge unlike any other” facing the world because it is happening much quicker than anticipated, a protest rally outside Leins(...)

People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith: knew what Leo was going to say even before he stopped himself saying it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

We had forgotten about Leo being lost for words until Bríd Smith reminded us during Leaders’ Questions on Wednesday. The People Before Profit TD brou(...)

Green bin for recycling household domestic waste material in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Calls for the State to take back control of household waste collection have been made following publication of a major review of the sector commission(...)

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